L&T
3.5 of 5 203 reviews
www.larsentoubro.com Mumbai, India 1000 to 5000 Employees

L&T Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.5 203 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

L&T CEO & Managing Director Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan

Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan

(20 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
203 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "L&T is a big organisation having well maintained system"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Good work culture, Cooperative collegues, best guiding senior management"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "PROLONGED WORKING HOURS MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO FIND A BALANCE B/W PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL LIFE"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Nightlife in L&T is a cold shivering winter night standing in a desolate site shouting at sleepy laborers"
    in 16 reviews
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Best Company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at L&T

ProsGood company to work for.

ConsSalary is less, team is poor

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work more... Get paid very less

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at L&T full-time for more than a year

ProsJob security
If you reach Managerial level and survive, life is full of incentives

ConsCrazy work hours... 12-14 hour work shifts for upto 6-7 days a week.
Non-managerial candidates get paid very less.
Managers do not listen to engineers.
Non-technical staff is treated poorly.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to needs/wants of employees or they are bound to leave you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at L&T

ProsFun people and you learn a lot

ConsLots of unfinished projects during the day

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Calcutta (India)

I have been working at L&T full-time for less than a year

Prosgood platform to start your career.

Conshuge work pressure
no sundays
less growth

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove compensations structure to retain talent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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verification engineer

Project Lead (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at L&T full-time for more than a year

Prosinfrastructure
facility
transport and food facility
good prospects

Consno odc project
lot of manual work
less salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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More work compared to salaries.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vadodara (India)

I have been working at L&T full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work experience.
Salaries are less compared to other competitors.
Growth is good if performance rating is high. If rating is low very slow growth.

ConsSalary is low.
Work expectations are high.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerformance rating system must be looked into.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place for start of Career

Procurement Engineer (Former Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I worked at L&T as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearning Opportunities, Good working environment, Friendly staff

ConsLow compensation, slow growth opportunities, Low work load

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove compensations structure to retain talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not Good

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai (India)

I have been working at L&T full-time for more than a year

ProsTeam work, Work under pressure

ConsTedious Timing, bad work culture, Tamil environment, No skill development, Flexible pay, less growth, less salaries

Advice to Senior ManagementRename L&T as Laborers of Tamilnadu

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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working in L&T Construction is real learning

Senior Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at L&T full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Lucarative salary
- good performance bonus
- accomodation provide by company
- learning has no bounding

Cons- working hours more than 12
- transferrable every 2-3 years
- 6 days a week working and sometimes even on sundays

Advice to Senior ManagementIf the working hours are reduced to 9, it will become a perfect environment to work in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sundays?... There are no Sundays in an L&T week.

Graduate Engineer Trainee (Former Employee)
Calcutta (India)

I worked at L&T full-time for more than a year

Pros1. The best place if you think your job is every thing and you want to work like 14-16 hours a day.
2. They will pay you, feed you, transport you and accommodate you for free.

ConsOh.. where do I start.
1. Long working hours (I mean 14-16 hour long).
2. Authoritative senior management. Its like they payed you so they will exploit you and unashamedly.
3. No Sundays or holidays. (No pay for the extra work.)There was a point of time when I actually spent 9 continuous Sundays working with no holidays i.e about two months of continuous work. Yet got screwed by my manager for not turning up the following Sunday. Also we worked on republic day.
4. They said lot of training programs for GETs. yet in my whole year I got only 4 days training.
5. As a site engineer be ready for these 3 things: Standing in the sun for long hours, Shouting at subordinates, getting shouted at by seniors (They literally bark at you).
6. If you join as a GET in all probability you will be reporting to any old time diploma engineer who has spent 20 years at the company and hardly progressed. So do not expect any special treatment.
7. Nightlife in L&T is a cold shivering winter night standing in a desolate site shouting at sleepy laborers.
8. If you think you love engineering and want to join L&T then don't be fooled because "THERE IS NO TRUE ENGINEERING INVOLVED IN ANY SITE" its only managing laborers and resources.

Finally a word of advice ; If you are a self respecting engineer who is passionate about your subject and think you can succeed no matter what then join any thing but a construction company. It will literally suck the life out of you.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart taking advice from young engineers and respect their needs or meet your doom.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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